Andy & Lotte begin the Gore-Tex Transalpine-Run for Team POWERbreathe UK

Transalpine Run 2012Spare a thought and offer your support for two of your POWERbreathe community athletes – Andy and Lotte, racing as POWERbreathe UK– as they take on the Gore-Tex Transalpine-Run.

A real sporting challenge, this transalpine run has 8 stages, numerous summits that are reached off the beaten track along rocky paths and 3000 metre-high passes.

 

Here’s a bit about the race…which makes you really feel for Andy and Lotte and all participants:

  •  Start in teams of 2
  • 4 categories
  • 8 days
  • 8 stages over the Alps
  • 9 stage towns
  • 3 countries
  • Approximately 320KM horizontal distance
  • Approximately 15,000 meters climb

And as if that wasn’t enough to contend with, we thought we’d share with you what their daily challenge is going to consist of:

Daily Routine

5.00 - 06.00 a.m. Good morning! Time to wake up in the hotel, camp or caravan
05.30 - 6.00 / 06.30 - 07.00 a.m. Disposal of the bags
06.15, 07.15 or 08.15 a.m Starting formation
07.00, 08.00 or 09.00 a.m. Start of the Stage
1.20 p.m. Finish of the fastest runners
6.00 p.m. Ultimate time to finish
5.30 p.m. Pasta Party
7.00 p.m. Introduction of the Location
7.30 p.m. Award ceremony, next route course briefing, pictures &  video of the day
9.30 p.m. Good night, see you tomorrow!

Andy and Lotte’s team name is Team POWERbreathe UK, bib number 90 so if, like us, you’d like to keep up-to-date with their achievements then we can all view Results here and find more coverage at http://www.transalpine-run.com/alps_cross_start.htm

You can also read of how Andy and Lotte have incorporated POWERbreathe into their training by going to their blogs, and you can now read their latest blogs before the start of the Gore-Tex Transalpine-Run here:

We’re so proud of Andy and Lotte – they’ve been really disciplined and focused, even throughout injury, and we wish them both the best of luck with this, their next challenge!

 

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